What are good works? Why does Jesus call us to do them?
Jesus clearly calls us to do good works! The purpose of our good works is to glorify the amazing and beautiful God. If it doesn’t do that, we’ve got the wrong motives and then we have the wrong outcomes.
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Goodness and good works are acts designed specifically to help others, which are characteristic of God. We can be good because God is good. And He is in a good mood.
Good works are not a “bad thing”. They won’t save me but that isn’t the point.
Jesus requires and enables us to do good, although such is contrary to our human nature. Salvation does not depend on good works, but leads to them. We are called to be like God, as a child of God. We are a new creation, not subject to our old self that missed God’s goal for our life.
We have the power of the Holy Spirit and His fruit is growing in us.
Good works are characteristic of God. God is in a good mood. God has our best interests at the core of His being.
May we pay attention to what Jesus says in His manifesto (Matthew 5 – 7)
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” ~Jesus | Matthew 5:17
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Susan Pons grew up in Valdese, North Carolina. Prior to her marriage, she performed professionally on stage and dinner theaters. The mother of four and grandmother of six, she and her husband, Larry, direct Christian Training Center, International, a ministry dedicated to the restoration of families. She has loved her life.
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